sexual abuse

What happened to the presumption of innocence?

Xavier Symons | 4 Mar 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: Australia, Cardinal George Pell, sexual abuse

Hang him first, try him later

Michael Cook | 22 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, George Pell, sexual abuse
A media lynch mob is baying for the blood of Australia's leading Catholic bishop

Caught in the spotlight

Kevin Ryan | 21 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boston Globe, Catholic Church, films, media, media frenzy, sexual abuse
A new film is raking up the coals of the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal.

Celibacy does not create sex offenders

Anthony Fisher | 16 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, celibacy, sexual abuse
Some clergy have abused children, but indicting celibacy is a mistake.

Abuse is a social, not just a legal problem

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: campus culture, sexual abuse, universities
Identifying offenders is all very well, but isn’t it time to make some social changes?

TV ads which abuse children’s innocence

Claude A. Curran | 30 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: advertising, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Corporate bullies are making a fortune by peddling drugs for sexual dysfunction on prime-time TV.

Physician, heal thyself: preventing sexual violence in war zones

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual abuse, war crimes
A summit in London this week ignores the problem at home, in peacetime.

The UN’s zero-compliance with zero tolerance of abuse

Michael Cook | 14 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, sexual abuse, UN peacekeeping force, United Nations
Why is the UN criticising the Catholic Church? It can't control its own soldiers.

False child abuse allegations take a heavy toll on teachers

Heather Piper | 20 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual abuse, teachers, United Kingdom
Headlines give a very misleading picture of what actually happens in schools.

Modern Day Slavery

Marcus Roberts | 19 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: sex ratio, sexual abuse, slavery
There are still 30 million slaves in the world today.

Another day, another Army sex scandal

Michael Cook | 14 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian Army, sexual abuse
When is the Australian Army going to learn about the birds and the bees?

Mea Maxima Culpa: an exposé of an exposé

Sean Murphy | 02 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, media ethics, sexual abuse
The scandal of an abusive priest in Wisconsin was ghastly enough. But a powerful documentary misrepresents how the Catholic Church dealt with it.

Healing a culture of abuse

Michael Cook | 13 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, sexual abuse, sexualisation of children
Australia is going to have a Royal Commission into child sex abuse. Good idea, but will it go to the heart of the matter?

Violence against women, Australia says…

Bernard Toutounji | 14 July 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: government, sexual abuse, sexual education, violence

An unlikely defender for the Pope

William West | 07 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, sexual abuse, war crimes
A sometime critic of the Catholic Church has defended the Pope against claims that he should be prosecuted for condoning sex abuse

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